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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
All of the reviews I have read regarding Aloy Modern Thai have raved about the food. I cannot argue that point. Everything we tried was very good. But, the service was distracted, either bringing the wrong thing to the table on not bringing items at and, and was totally unapologetic about it. And, the portions are to cry for! Barely a taste - there will certainly be nothing left to take home and the prices are ridiculous based on the portions. Sure, Aloy touts their Farm to Table, sustainable menu (whether true or not), but that doesn't justify highway robbery. I can get really good food at a number of restaurants in Denver, but I can also get far superior service and pricing that makes it so I can afford to go again. Aloy Modern Thai is not a restaurant we will visit again, regardless of how wonderful the food may be.
The most authentic Thai food we've found in Denver. Delicious food, friendly staff, attractive setting.
I had discord with the bill for service. The waiter included in the our bill (for the two persons) 18% tip. He said that it is the policy of the restaurant.
Great Thai food in Downtown Denver. A much needed restaurant.
My biggest complaint about this restaurant was that they automatically added an 18% tip to the bill. There were only two of us having dinner. I'm used to that if it's a big group of people, but not if it's two people. I'm a 20% tipper, always, because I've worked in the industry, but I should have the right to decide that. A tip is a TIP, it is for good service. I should have the right to decide if the service that I got warranted a tip. Customers can only be REQUIRED to pay 'mandatory gratuities (tips)' if these are disclosed prior to being served and we were NOT made aware that this was going to happen. It's too bad, the waiter ended up being the one who lost out. Instead of the 20% I would normally tip he got 18%.
The food was generally ok. We had the calamari for an appetizer and it was a little weird. The coating on it was a little like a beer batter. I had not had calamari with such a heavy thick batter before and I've eaten a lot of calamari. The Pad Tai we had for an entree was great.
Excellent lemongrass chicken appetizer. Green curry was full-bodied and just the right spice.
Food wasn't that great... Service was slow.
This was our second time visiting. The food was much better this time around. Same type of service, not friendly or over chatty but feels like you are unconvincing them by being there. Try the alligator small plate, it's amazing. Keep in mind with this Groupon they take off the cost of 2 entrées, the cost of the appetizer and add gratuity for you. Not sure if they automatically add 18% gratuity because you use a Groupon or because they know they don't provide great service. It was just 2 of us sitting at the bar. Look to be spending additional $30 on top of the Groupon after you order 2 beers and a cocktail. Dinner for two will run you for $80 (appitzer, 2entrees, 2beers and a cocktail)
Great friendly service and delicious food!
From Our Editors
Sisters Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong had a simple dream: to introduce Americans to authentic Thai cuisine. Once they emigrated from a small farm near Bangkok to the US in 2006, they and their mother, Kim, made a splash in Boulder's culinary scene with their first eatery, Aloy Thai. But after 10 years of creating traditional dishes, they wanted to change it up a bit.
Enter Aloy Modern Thai, an upscale yet casual restaurant in Denver's Ballpark neighborhood. This new concept combines the evolution of contemporary Thai cooking—the type you'd find in cosmopolitan Bangkok—with locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients. Read on to learn about some signature items:
- Brie tempura: The soft French cheese is fried in tempura and paired with house sweet-potato chips, apples, wild honey, and spicy microgreens.
- Spice duck: The duck is cooked with grilled peppers, kumquat confit, and plum sauce.
- Pineapple fried rice: Served in a pineapple, this jumble of seafood, grapes, onions, cage-free eggs, yellow curry, and house soy sauce offers a spectrum of flavors.
- Mai tai: Spotlighted by the Denver Post, this classic cocktail is tweaked with Thailand's Mehkong liquor, triple sec, lime, house orgeat syrup, and bitters.
Aloy Modern Thai